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David Adams: Video Lecture on Culture of Peace
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Video: David Adams: Culture of Peace

This lecture on Culture of Peace was delivered at the International Leadership Development Program Conference of the University of Connecticut Institute of Comparative Human Rights in August 2009. It was recorded by Connecticut Network Television.

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Since YouTube does not allow more than 10 minutes for each video clip, it is cut into six segments as follows.

1. Introduction
2. War is not part of human nature
3. Culture of War
4. Culture of Peace
5. Global Movement to replace the Empire
6. World Peace through the Town Hall

Dr David Adams retired in 2001 from UNESCO where he was the Director of the Unit for the International Year for the Culture of Peace, proclaimed for the Year 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly. Following a career as Professor of Psychology for 23 years at Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA), he had come to UNESCO in 1992 to develop the Culture of Peace Programme as an supplement and alternative to military peacekeeping operations. His responsibilities included development of national culture of peace projects, research and development of the culture of peace concept and training in peace-building and conflict resolution. On behalf of UNESCO he prepared UN documents, including the draft Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace (1999).


Question(s) related to this article:

Understanding the culture of peace , What are the key videos?

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Latest reader comment:

To begin this discussion, here are videos from three people who first developed the culture of peace concept at UNESCO and the United Nations:

Anwarul Chowdhury: Culture of Peace

David Adams: Culture of Peace

Federico Mayor: Culture of Peace

Federico Mayor: Cultura de Paz

This report was posted on March 25, 2012.